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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:38 PM CDT on September 18, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 19, 2014

... Flood Watch now in effect through Friday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of southeast Texas... including the following
counties... Austin... Brazoria... Chambers... Colorado... Fort
Bend... Galveston... Harris... Jackson... Liberty... Matagorda...
Montgomery... San Jacinto... Waller and Wharton.

* Through Friday morning

* rainfall within this tropical air mass has been excessive over
particular areas of the watch area. 48 hour rainfall totals are
greater than 5 inches over areas of western Harris... northern
Montgomery and southern San Jacinto counties... with the highest
6 hour totals just northwest of downtown Houston and along Clear
Creek. Area bayous may quickly respond with rapid rises within
rain exceeding four inch per hour rates. There is a good chance
that the area could see another 1 to 3 inches of rain with
isolated 3 to 4 inch amounts through Friday morning. Since this
is a tropical air mass... the flooding threat will come from slow
moving pockets of heavy rain or isolated thunderstorms... possibly
being enhanced by storm or outflow mergers.

* After this afternoon's activity wanes through late afternoon...
the timing of the next moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to
become more widespread early Friday morning and possibly continue
into the early afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to
cross safely. Vehicles caught in rising water should be abandoned
quickly. If your vehicle stalls... abandon it and seek higher
ground immediately. Rapidly rising water may engulf your vehicle
and its occupants and sweep them away. Move to higher ground.

Turn around... don't drown!

Weather Severe Map
Arizona - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report
California - Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Florida - Areal Flood Advisory
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Iowa - Public Information Statement
Kansas - Record Report
Maine - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Mississippi - Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Record Report
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory
Nebraska - Record Report
New Hampshire - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
New York - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement
Utah - Record Report
Vermont - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
Washington - Record Report
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report

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